Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis: A benign entity mimicking carcinomatosis

Altinok G., USUBÜTÜN A., Küçükali T., GÜNALP G. S., Ayhan A.

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.264, no.1, pp.54-55, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004049900055
  • Journal Name: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-55
  • Keywords: Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a rare entity, occuring primarily in premenopausal women. The lesion is characterized by numerous subperitoneal nodules of benign smooth muscle proliferations which usually mimics the macroscopic appearance of the peritoneal carcinomatosis. We report a case of DPL and multiple uterine leiomyomas, occuring in a 50 year old premenopausal woman who was on oral contraceptives for the last three years. In order to diagnose this entity clinicians and pathologists have to be alert and collaborative during the intraoperative frozen section consultation.